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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

An All-Colored Vaudeville Show (1935)


















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Black vaudeville acts are featured in this Vitaphone Pepper Pot short. In addition to those listed in the credits, acts include The 3 Whippets, a group of acrobats; and The Five Racketeers, a band that initially backs up Eunice Wilson and then sings "Tiger Rag". 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Lure of a Woman (1921) [Lost Film]

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According to an information in the George P. Johnson Collection at the UCLA Special Collections Library, this was the first release of The Afro-American Film Exhibitors Co. of Kansas City, Missouri. An ad called the film "The first Negro production ever made in Kansas City" and stated, "All the cast in this production are Kansas City Negroes. All the scenes were taken about the city." Charles H. Allen, the male lead, was the general manager and treasurer of the company. They planned a series of eight films that would be released in Central and South America, as well as in the U.S., and boasted of a distribution policy "that will enable it to overcome some of the difficulties usual to colored pictures." Their second release was to be called The Human Devil . No additional information concerning the company has been located.  -American Film Institute

**This film is considered lost until notified otherwise**

A Son of Satan (1924) [Lost Film]


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The story revolves around the experiences of a man going to a haunted house and staying all night because of a bet.
**This film is considered lost until notified otherwise**

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Double Deal (1980's)
























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When Mary leaves her husband behind to go on a vacation with her friend, she unintentionally sets in motion a series of tragic events after she has a brief romantic encounter with a young man called Andrew.

Andrew, madly in love with Mary, hires an assassin to take care of her husband, but things go terribly wrong and Andrew is left alone at the end, grief stricken with the knowledge that after his actions, Mary will never be his.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Ol' King Cotton (1930)










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George is a shiftless father and husband, who lets his wife and old mother in law do all the work at his tumbledown farm, preferring to sleep under a tree. His wife finally threatens him into finding a job moving cartons in a warehouse. 

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